Espoo, Finland


1.3.2013: 1st call for papers
3.6.2013: Deadline for abstracts
3.7.2013: Decision on accepted abstracts
July 2013: Registration opens
27.9.2013: Reduced hotel fee
11.10.2013:Registration and payment
31.10.2013: Deadline for papers
The conference brings together development researchers, practitioners, civil society actors and policy makers to rethink, debate and reframe the interlinkages between development and knowledge.

Conference Program



8.00                Registration & morning coffee / tea

9.00                Opening

9.30-10.45     Keynote I Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence for decision-making

Ritva Reinikka, Director, World Bank

Chaired by Søren Jeppesen

11.00-12.30    Working Groups – Slot 1

12.30-13.30    Lunch

13.30-15.00    Plenary session – Reflecting the evaluation practice and knowledge in development

Alice Ndidde, Makerere University, Uganda

Robert Chambers, IDS, University of Sussex, UK

Chaired by Carl-Gustav Lindén

15.00-15.30     Afternoon coffee / tea

15.30-17.15     Working Groups – Slot 2

17.30-18.45     UniPID and EADI roundtable on research partnerships

Leapetswe Malete, Director of International Education and Partnerships,

University of Botswana

Faustin Maganga, Associate Professor, Institute of Resource Assessment,

University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Jeremy Gould, UniPID, Professor, University of Jyväskylä

Liisa Laakso, Academy of Finland, Committee for Development Research,

Dean, University of Helsinki

Tiina Kontinen, Senior Lecturer, EADI Sub-Committee on research partnerships

Chaired by Jussi Pakkasvirta

18:45 – 19.15 Master’s thesis award ceremony & drink offered by UniPID

19.15 – 21.00 Buffet and Networking

21.00 – 24.00 Conference after party, Restaurant Cantina, Dipoli



8.00                Morning coffee / tea

9.00-10.30     Working Groups – Slot 3

10.45-12.15     Working Groups – Slot 4

12.15-13.15      Lunch

13.15-14.30     Keynote II From discourse of power to category of practice

David Mosse, professor, SOAS, UK

Chaired by Håvard Haarstad

14.30-15.00     Afternoon coffee / tea

15.00- 17.00    Plenary Towards new knowledges in development

Göran Hydén, Distinguished Professor, University of Florida, USA

Lisa Ann Richey, Professor, Roskilde University, Denmark

Chaired by Barry Gills

17.00              Conference ends